Dave Duarte

Dave Duarte

Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014, Dave is a globally recognised expert in Social Business, and a pioneer in the field of Digital Leadership.

A passionate educator, Dave is CEO of Treeshake, which provides a range of learning solutions for companies to respond to the latest digital opportunities and trends.  

He developed Africa’s first Social Media and Mobile Marketing curriculum for the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. He also launched the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy.

Dave serves on Endeavor’s Venture Corps; as a Trustee for Mxit Reach;  and board member of several high-growth tech startups.

He does a weekly social media segment on GoodhopeFM, as part of the Ozone show that won best afternoon drive show at the MTN Radio Awards this year.

As a counter-balance to his hyper-connected work context, Dave is an avid bicycle commuter, public library user, and outdoor gym enthusiast. 

Clients include (alphabetically):

Allan Gray, Cairo University, Castrol, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Clickatell, Curtin Graduate School of Business Perth, Deloitte, Discovery Health, First National Bank, Gordon Institute of Business Science, GrowthPoint, Investec, King James, Mail & Guardian, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Media24, Metropolitan, Mxit, Naspers, Nestle, Ogilvy, Old Mutual, Pam Golding Properties, Pioneer Foods, Polytechnic of Namibia, Pearson, Primedia, Protea Hotels, Ramsay Media, Rand Merchant Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Raymond Ackerman Academy, SABMiller, Sol Plaatjie Institute for Media Leadership, South African Airways, South Africa Tourism, The United Nations, Toyota East Africa, USAID, University of Cape Town, University of Melbourne, Vega, Volkswagen, Woolworths, World Presidents Association, Young Presidents Association, Zoom Advertising.